Shillong – The Unique Travel Destination in Meghalaya

Shillong, the Capital of Meghalaya is one of the most popular summer travel destinations in India and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level. With a population of around 143,000,  Shillong is the 330 most populous state in India and the geographical features of this beautiful city surrounded by rolling hills reminds about the European Settlers in Scotland. This similarity of Shillong with Scotland has earned her the nickname “Scotland of the East” and overall Meghalaya is also sometimes referred to as the “Scotland of the East”. The beautiful city of Shillong is also known for the large number of Khasis who are the tribal people of Meghalaya and are only seen in this part of India.

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